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Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC presents a rare interview with Malcolm X conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer in 1961 when Malcolm X was still an active spokesman for Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

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Refugee Camps and Matchboxes: Art from the Arab World

Sunday, July 20, 2014

While stories of conflict in Arab nations fill the news, an exhibit at the New Museum presents the personal testimony of 45 Arab artists.

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Hot Dog Eating Champ Released from Jail

Monday, July 05, 2010

(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

His black t-shirt bore the message: 'free Kobi' and today, a Brooklyn judge did just that. The six-time Coney Island hot dog eating contest winner, Takeru Kobayashi, was released ...

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The Man With the Golden License Plates

Friday, July 02, 2010

Andy Bernstein in his childhood bedroom. (Photo courtesy of Andy Bernstein)

Andy Bernstein in his childhood bedroom. (Photo courtesy of Andy Bernstein)

 

Not every family road trip inspires a lifelong obsession. But when then-four year old Andy Bernstein’s family took ...

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Summer Swimming and Shaved Ice: It's Officially Summer Time in the City

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunset Park public pool open for summer season (Photo by Michael Drury)

Sunset Park public pool open for summer season (Photo by Michael Drury)

The city's public pools open for the summer season on Tuesday. At a poolside party at Sunset Park ...

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Remembering the Time: One Year Since Michael Jackson Died

Friday, June 25, 2010

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On the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, a block party atmosphere took hold in front of the Apollo Theater in Harlem Friday morning, as scores of Michael Jackson fans--many dressed like the man himself--came out to pay tribute to their fallen King. Boomboxes were turned up and ...

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Packed Stores and Long Lines for Apple's Latest Release

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Customers waiting to pick up their iPhones at the Apple store in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

Customers waiting to pick up their iPhones at the Apple store in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

The newest iPhone went on sale this morning, ...

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Oil Spills and Sea Shells: 2010 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Mermaids, Mermen and aspiring Neptunes shimmied and swam their way down Surf Ave. on Saturday at the 20th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Several hundred costumed revelers, including some oil-splattered mermaids waving anti-BP banners and chanting slogans, marched in the sunny three-hour procession.

The burlesque community was well represented ...

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Read the News Today: 'A Day in the Life' Lyrics Sold for $1.2 Million

Friday, June 18, 2010

The double sided sheet of paper with lyrics to "A Day in the Life" (Photo by Emmanuel Dunard /AFP/Getty Images)

The double sided sheet of paper with lyrics to "A Day in the Life" (Photo by Emmanuel Dunard /AFP/Getty Images)

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Pianos Ready for Play at a Park Near You

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Drop that Frisbee and break out the sheet music.

British artist Luke Jerram has set up 60 pianos in city parks and public spaces for anyone to play. It's part of a public art project called "Play Me, I'm Yours" that’s bringing the hand-decorated instruments to locations like the Staten ...

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Norah Jones Kicks Off Brooklyn Al Fresco Concert Series

Thursday, June 10, 2010

(Photo by Ryan Muir)

(Photo by Ryan Muir)

Brooklyn resident and soulful singer-songwriter Norah Jones kicked off Brooklyn's open-air free concert season on Wednesday night with a nearly two-hour show in Prospect Park. Some 5,000 concert-goers turned out, huddling ...

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Hitchens Gets a Spanking from "Charismatic" Thatcher

Friday, June 04, 2010

The political pundit/contrarian/outspoken intellectual Christopher Hitchens appeared on the Leonard Lopate Show on Friday to talk about his new memoir, Hitch 22. During the interview, the conversation turned to Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin.

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New York Makes Keys to the City Available to Anyone

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Bloomberg receives the first key (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

Bloomberg receives the first key (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

Keys to the city have traditionally been reserved for visiting dignitaries, winning sports teams and heroes like Captain Sully ...

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Bloomberg Continues to Court "King" LeBron

Thursday, June 03, 2010

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New York City has drawn up a PR play in hope of courting Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star LeBron James to sign with the Knicks or Nets. The two-time All-Star becomes a free agent on July 1. The city's tourism arm, NYC and Company, is ...

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New Memorial Day Tradition-- Dipped in Maple Syrup and Parked on the Gowanus

Monday, May 31, 2010

On the banks of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, many enjoyed an alternative to the traditional Memorial Day barbecue at the second annual 'Parked,' a food cart festival. About a dozen gourmet food vendors assembled at The Yard, an industrial-looking outdoor event space, where vendors sold everything from pizza ...

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NYC Seeking Developer for National Jazz Museum

Monday, May 24, 2010

The city is seeking a developer to build a new home for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem across 125th Street from the famed Apollo Theater.

The complex will include an art house movie theater and a satellite office of the city's tourism agency.

Today the city's Economic Development Corporation ...

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Waiting for Betty White

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Betty White (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc.)

Betty White (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc.)

The line outside of the NBC studios began at 7 a.m. on Thursday. It stretched halfway down 49th Street. People brought camping gear, snacks, and ...

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Cinco de Mayo, Here and in Mexico

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Chevy

Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez celebrates Cinco de Mayo at a Mexican chain restaurant. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Over the years, Cinco de Mayo has almost become an unofficial national ...

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Picasso Painting Sold for Record Price

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" on display April 29, 2010 at Christie

"Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" on display April 29, 2010 at Christie's in New York. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

A 1932 Picasso ...

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Met Gala 2010: Celebrating the American Woman

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

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"The Oscars of the East Coast," is what Donatella Versace called Monday night's Costume Institute Gala Benefit event at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art -- and the event was certainly as glitzy as any Hollywood production. Stars in their fanciest fashions strolled down the red carpet to celebrate ...

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